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Monday, March 25, 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Melania Trump will give two or three speeches in the final days of the U.S. presidential race, Republican candidate Donald Trump said in a television interview, apparently surprising his wife.

The couple appeared in a taped ABC interview broadcast on Thursday less than two weeks before the Nov. 8 presidential election against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Melania, who has mostly remained off the campaign trail to care for the couple’s 10-year-old son, was asked if she was going to campaign for her husband in the homestretch.

“We will see,” she said. “My priority is my son Barron and I support [my husband] 100 percent and I’m there for him every time he needs me.”

Trump indicated that time is now. “She is actually going to make two or three speeches,” he interjected, drawing an “Oh!” from his wife.

Melania has stayed largely out of the public eye since the Republican National Convention in July, when she gave a speech that borrowed portions of first lady Michelle Obama’s address to the 2008 Democratic convention.

“She’s amazing when she speaks,” Trump said of his third wife, a former model from Slovenia. “She is an amazing public speaker. She’s agreed to do two or three speeches, and I think it’s going to be big speeches, important speeches.”

The New York real estate mogul, who is making his first run for office, is down an average of 5.4 percentage points in national opinion polls against Clinton, a former U.S. senator and secretary of state, according to Real Clear Politics.

Trump has been struggling to attract women voters after a series of damaging revelations and allegations about his treatment of women. Several women have accused him of making unwanted sexual advances, including groping or kissing, in incidents dating back to the early 1980s, according to reports in various news outlets.

Trump has denied the allegations and maintained the women accusing him of sexual misconduct fabricated their stories to damage his campaign.

(Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott)

Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump attend a campaign event in Washington, DC, U.S., October 26 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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10 responses to “Donald Trump Pushes Melania Back Onto Campaign Stage”

  1. BDD1951 says:

    She will copy one of Michelle Obamas speeches.

  2. TZToronto says:

    “Trump has denied the allegations and maintained the women accusing him
    of sexual misconduct fabricated their stories to damage his campaign.” My guess is that they didn’t do it to promote Trump’s candidacy. And my guess is that they’re telling the truth.

  3. Dan S says:

    Oh fun, who’s Melania going to plagiarize next ? ????

  4. yabbed says:

    Poor Melania. All she wanted in life was a gold plated apartment in NYC and look what happened to the tarnished dreams of the poor little commie kid. So sad. Really sad. All that plastic surgery gone to waste. All for nothing but ridicule and shame.

  5. bobnstuff says:

    I get a image in my head of an alter and Trump with a knife standing over her. The question is will she throw herself on Trump funeral pyre?

  6. Dominick Vila says:

    I have the feeling this is more than Melania bargained for. She is not a good speaker, and her mannerisms, and dependence on her sugar Daddy, are too foreign to appeal to most American women. Anyway, what exactly can she say to convince mainstream Americans that her husband is not the immature, obnoxious, moron that has been making a fool of himself for over a year?

  7. Jon says:

    The mistress who married a sexual predator should be very convincing. Another wise move by Donnie.

  8. Mary Rebecca Benghauser-croft says:

    I think your should keep her out of sight ,out of mind. AND give me a break, she’s staying home to be with her son.? He’s probably away at school all week or a governess is with him 24//7

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